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Athens-Clarke police dispatcher terminated for DUI arrest

Laura (Beth) Ricketts, a former ACCPD Communications Officer was removed from her job as a 911 dispatcher after she was arrested for a DUI charge. Ricketts’ was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on November 11, 2017, at the intersection of Hull and Broad Street. The investigation found that Ricketts’ ran a red light and officers…

Cedar Shoals rape case trial date set

ATHENS, Ga. — The trial date for three former Cedar Shoals students who raped a fellow classmate has been set. All three — Javious Collins, Xavier Clarke and Markel Bannon are facing charges for felony rape, false imprisonment and child molestation.  For an in-depth look at how the case unveiled back in 2016, check out this…

By Patricia C. Duffy The Classic City is booming, and hotels are popping up to manage tourism demands. Athens has grown by more than 13,000 people since 2006 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That means hotels have to try to keep up with the increased tourism that comes with that population boom. Hyatt Place…

UGA Men’s Tennis prescription drug scandal update

The University of Georgia men’s tennis team continues to deal with a prescription drug theft crime discovered back in May. The incident happened within the tennis program and centered around assistant coach Bo Hodge. However, Alex Diaz, a former student and member of the team faces felony charges. Diaz was red-shirted for the 2016-2017 season,…